Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia - The Lemons Trilogy (Paperback)
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Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia - The Lemons Trilogy (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 04/06/2009
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Chris, eternal optimist and itinerant sheep shearer, moves with his wife Ana to a mountain farm in Las Alpujarras, an oddball region in the south of Spain. Misadventures gleefully unfold as Chris discovers that the owner has no intention of leaving and meets their neighbours, an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, New Age travellers and ex-pats.

Their daughter Chloe is born, linking them irrevocably to their new life. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm itself - a patch of mountain studded with olive, almond and lemon groves, sited on the wrong side of a river, with no access road, water supply or electricity. Could life offer much better than that?

Publisher: Sort of Books
ISBN: 9780956003805
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


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'When an author is as modest and humorous as this, his story cannot be told too often.' - Elizabeth Buchan, The Times 

'Exquisite ... in Driving Over Lemons the anecdote flourishes once more.' - Penelope Lively, The Daily Telegraph

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“Read this if planning to visit Grenada, Spain”

This is an enjoyable documentary on building a life in the Sierra Nevada as a farmer and going native. It is an easy read but far from an easy journey for Chris and his wife Ana as they take over a farm and start to... More

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“Driving Over Lemons”

If you're tempted to buy that farmhouse in Spain, read this true story of how difficult it is - even if you have Stewart's sheep-shearing skills.

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